Some songs by Loretta Lynn implied her husband was a cheater
Considering Loretta and Oliver Lynn were married, some listeners assumed many of her songs were about life with him. And some of those tunes didn’t portray him as a faithful husband.
For example, in “Cheatin’ on a Cheater,” she sang, “How long did you think that you could get by and not give yourself away / Cause all of the stories you were tellin’ me got weaker baby day by day / I was a fool for a long, long time, but I finally got wise to you.”
Other songs, like “Fist City,” are responses to individuals “making [their] brags around town” to have been intimate with Oliver. “I’m not a’ sayin’ my baby’s a saint, ’cause he ain’t / And that he won’t cat around with a kitty / I’m here to tell you gal to lay off my man / If you don’t want to go to fist city,” Lynn wrote.
We have to agree that those don’t leave Oliver standing in the best light. So, how did he feel about such songs?